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Social Media on Your Mind: the Neuroscience behind the Hype

A lot is being written about the effects of social media on the brain, how it may be changing the neural circuitry, shortening attention spans and reducing deep thinking and creativity.


President Obama Selects Professor Altan-Bonnet for Prestigious Award

Altan-Bonnet is the second Rutgers-Newark professor to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in two years


Piotr Piotrowiak, Researcher in Ultrafast Energy Conversion Processes, Awarded Donald H. Jacobs Chair

Imagine the speed an instrument would need to see a process happen within one second.


Interim Chancellor Philip Yeagle: Let’s “Seize This Moment” of “Incredible Possibility” for Rutgers-Newark

Philip Yeagle assumed the responsibilities of interim chancellor of Rutgers-Newark in December 2011. In early February, he described his vision for Rutgers-Newark during his first campuswide address.


Winning in the Academic Arena

For some college students, academic achievement can be a competitive sport.